Court was expected to commute sentences for corruption dating back to 1994.
An Andorran businessman and a politician from the Catalan
party Unió Democràtica de Catalunya (UDC) have been sent to prison by a court
in Spain for misappropriating European funds almost 20 years ago.
Fidel Pallerols and Vicenç Gavaldà (pictured), one-time secretary-general of the UDC, pleaded guilty last year to using almost €400,000 of European Union subsidies – [...] Read more
Member states gain leeway to inspect companies they suspect of social dumping.
60 million people in the EU do not have a bank account.
Political assembly of the Council of Europe removes Russia's voting rights after annexation of Crimea.
Applications would have to be processed in ten days and new types of visas would be created for frequent visitors.
Leaders of Greeks, Turks on divided island meet for first time since negotiations resumed.
‘European Roma Summit' to assess policies and funding for social inclusion.
European Court of Human Rights rules on damages for non-Slovenians whose residency rights were taken away when Slovenia broke away from Yugoslavia.
This week, the college of European commissioners agreed a vision for the future of justice and home affairs policy in the European Union, to take the place of the current Stockholm programme, which expires at the end of this year.
Process to be an ‘early-warning tool'
Commission's plans on the rule of law should be welcomed.
Applicants had asked EU court to overturn Dutch decisions refusing residence to non-EU spouses.
Procedure allows gradual response to systematic threats to fundamental values by the member states.
Once again, Iran is reaching out to the EU, and once again it hopes this will help weaken UN pressure on its human-rights record, writes Roya Boroumand.
NSA exploited disunity between EU national governments to get access to data on citizens of other EU countries, says whistleblower.
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Special report: Europe's borders
Published Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Just as national borders have shaped the identities of Europe's nation-states, so the European Union's have contributed to the way the Union sees itself.
The Schengen area and enlargement policy are coming under increasing strain.
The EU's borders are much tighter in some areas than others, and that can cause problems.
The problems in Cyprus cast doubt on the EU's claims that enlargement can help solve territorial disputes.
A complex, close and at times contentious relationship.
A look at the EU's border issues.